Are you planning on downsizing soon? Are all the kids out of the house? Are you now finding yourself ready to reposition and set your course to a relaxing and peaceful retirement? Many long-time homeowners in Walnut Creek and the greater East Bay region are starting to answer these life-changing questions. The early millennial generation has started to set roots on their own and plant themselves both near and far. The hot Bay Area real estate market is only heating up for the summer and this may be an opportune time for you to make the change and downsize.

We’ve put together this great resource specifically for you! 

It’s called Downsizing Made Easy.

FREE E-Book | Downsizing Made Easy – by Lisa Caldwell & Mark Alexander “The Aussie Agent”

Here’s a sneak peak of Downsizing Made Easy 🙂

Downsizing, minimalism, plain living – whatever you want to call it you cannot deny that it has become a necessity if we take the rising cost of living into consideration. Whether your children have left the nest, you just got a divorce or you are having trouble with money, downsizing to a smaller living space can be a feasible decision. We start off by discussing the number of reasons why downsizing is a good idea and whether it is a good idea for you. One of the key reasons include financial concerns, a streamlined life and the opportunity to convert spaces into spaces you need.

Of course, even if the reasons mentioned ring a bell, that does not mean that this option should be entertained by every concerned homeowner. The second chapter goes into those reasons in more detail and throws light on issues that might make downsizing a bad idea. This also includes tips on prioritizing items you might need and what can be given away or sold.

The chapter that follows discusses critical factors that should be taken into account before relocating into a smaller space or downsizing an existing one. These range from adjusting to living in a smaller space than you might be used to and how flexible you should be to the tax benefits you can get by hiring a tax preparer beforehand.

The 4th chapter discusses the ideal ways that can make downsizing not only smoother but more profitable even after you have relocated. The main concern that is discussed in this includes the space you will have to work with in the new space and the importance of taking dimensions and measurements into account beforehand. The last and final chapter ties these facts up by summarizing the dos and don’ts of downsizing which include pitfalls that can make the transition sporadic and more stressful than it has to be.

Although this is far from a complete guide to downsizing, the tips will give you a starting point and guide you on the essentials that cannot be ignored. The key is to disassociate yourself from your existing home and the transition will become way easier and smoother as a result. For more information, turn to the next page and see how you can make this process easier for yourself.